If you’re a parent, odds are you’re currently helping your kids gather supplies and shop for new clothes for the upcoming school year. We know this time of year can be hectic, but we hope you don’t forget about their smiles! We always urge our Urbandale, IA, patients to bring their children in for a back to school visit, to make sure they’re ready for the new school year.
Checkups and Cleanings
Before school, special events, and extracurricular activities make it nearly impossible, schedule a visit to see us for a back to school exam and cleaning. The exam involves the use of advanced technology, such as digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, to obtain a detailed picture of you and your family’s overall oral health. From there, we can provide an accurate diagnosis and identify the presence of tooth decay, gingivitis, TMJ disorder, bruxism, and even problems with the development of the jaw and oral tissues that can lead to sleep issues or misalignment. We can then create a custom treatment plan to address these issues and restore the health of your smile. A cleaning allows us to remove all plaque buildup from the smile, a process that reduces the risk of tooth decay and gum problems, as well as bad breath and stained teeth.
Fluoride Treatments and Dental Sealants
For children, we can also administer preventive treatments to strengthen their smiles against cavities. Fluoride treatments involve applying the naturally-occurring mineral in a varnish form, which shores up the teeth’s defenses against enamel erosion and cavities. We can also place a special coating on the back teeth known as a dental sealant. The sealant prevents food from becoming stuck between the hard to reach rear teeth, helping your little ones remain cavity-free throughout the school year. If you have any questions about our routine exams or our preventive treatments, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment, then contact our team today!
Make Your Child’s Appointment Today
Dr. Lawson and our team can help your little ones enjoy a healthier smile with children’s dentistry. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sleep dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366.